Life is a kind of adventurous journey which holds a package of ups and downs for everyone.
It’s like a roller coaster ride which takes us down the lane of various emotions.
One of the happiest emotions which we experience is during the time of any events or victories which hold immense importance in our lives and these moments definitely call for a celebration and thus, Champagne.
Champagne has its own position reserved in the celebrations of our lives with our family and friends. While some people think that it is like any other good quality sparkling wine, that is not the case.
The term ‘Champagne’ itself is the name of the place in France where this drink is prepared by following a strict procedure and thus, it can’t be compared with any other wine.
Now let’s have a brief look at what champagne actually is and what it actually consists before actually moving ahead.
Champagne is a beverage which adds fun and taste to any of your parties be it a birthday eve, New Year eve or just a formal get together.
It is a very popular drink which can be found being served in many parties.
This can also be seen as a kind of perfect drink for the parties because it has a low alcohol content as compared to other party beverages and thus suits best to be served on any sort of fun occasion.
And not only this, this drink will also add colors and taste to your parties with it being available in various flavors.
This drink when served with appetizers makes it the best.
There are many appetizers which can go well with champagne and thus, it might end up being difficult to choose which one would be best.
Fret not because this article will further state the do’s and don’ts to be kept in mind while selecting the appetizer to go with the champagne and will also state a list of best appetizers which can go well with this drink.
So, stay tuned…
Do’s and Don’ts for pairing Appetizers with champagne
There can be no doubt about the fact that food and alcohol does and must go together.
Thus, the question now is which appetizers can be paired well with champagne.
The following section will state some rules for the same in the two categories of ‘Do’ and ‘Do Not’. Make sure you follow it and your appetizers list to go with alcohol will then be sorted.
The Do Not’s
To state in this category, I have just two points to state and if you follow that, you are very likely to end up choosing the best Appetizer to go with your champagne.
Here are those points:
- Do not choose that food product which is too heavy. Choose the lighter food items which don’t fill you up.
- Second point of instruction would be to avoid using any food item as an Appetizer which is either too bitter, spicy or too sweet.
Follow these two ‘Do not’ steps and you are good to go.
Now let’s have a look at the Do’s category.
This category will definitely leave you with a scope of experimenting as it doesn’t state any hard and fast rules to be compulsorily followed.
You can deviate from it as per your preferences.
I will just state two points in this category which might work well for you like it does for me.
So, here are the points:
- First suggestion would be to pair your alcohol with the crunchier food items as it would serve best to balance the texture of the drink.
- Another piece of advice would be to use some salty food item as salt works well to balance out the acidic element which is present in the champagne.
Thus, the above stated are the Do’s and Dont’s to be kept in mind while choosing the appetizer.
So, now let’s have a look at a list of Appetizers which might as well work best for you like it does for me.
Potential list of Appetizers to choose from
The first thing which comes to my mind when thinking of an appetizer to go well with champagne is Potato Chips.
I wouldn’t say it’s the best but it does go pretty well with the champagne. And it is not at all difficult to make.
All you need to do is slice the potatoes, heat up the vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the slices in the oil until they turn somewhat golden and look crispier. Once done, you are all set to enjoy it with the champagne.
If you are wondering about the health and the calories you will be consuming while drinking the champagne, pairing the drink with Almond as an Appetizer will somewhat help you be relieved from the guilt. This is because Almond is something which is very rich in healthy fats, nutrients etc. and has a very low content of calories. So, if you are looking for an Appetizer which balances your health too, Almond in that case will be a good way to go ahead with.
Scallops serves to be yet another high-class Appetizer which can pair well with your champagne. However the point remains that which will be the best way to cook it.
Though there are many ways in which you can cook it, I would suggest you to go ahead with frying it as I think that would give you the best results to go well with the champagne.
You can fry it using the olive oil and garlic would be best to add a perfect flavor to it.
Fry it for about five minutes and then you are all set to eat it with your drink and enjoy it provided that a dressing to go well with a Scallop is prepared.
If not, I would advise you to choose jalapeño vinaigrette as a dressing as it goes best with it. Now how to prepare this dressing is the question.
Here is an answer to it. All you would need is one-quarter cup of vinegar, oil, and mustard per one large pepper. Go ahead and blend it together in a blender and you will have your dressing ready. Thus, in this way you another Appetizer option is all set to be enjoyed with champagne.
There is no doubt about the fact that the chicken and beer compliments each other very well.
But to add on to this in case you don’t know about it yet, a pair of Champagne and Fried chicken also works quite great.
Thus, if you are in search of an appetizer to go well with Champagne, pieces of fried chicken would definitely be one of the great go-to options.
Continuing our list our best appetizers to go with champagne, Quiche is yet another good option which can go very well with it.
And if you are hearing its name for the first time or are wondering about how you can make it, fret not because it’s very easy to make.
To make it, you will be needing the eggs, diced onion, bacon, Parmesan cheese, cheddar and a frozen pie crust.
What you need to do is mix these two eggs, cheddar, cheese, onion, bacon all together and form a mixture.
Once it’s ready, the next step would be to fill the frozen pie with the mixture which you have created and then put this pie in the oven at a temperature of 400℉. Leave it for about 45 minutes.
The signal of it being prepared would be that the top of the quiche would start to turn somewhat golden in color. Once it’s ready, leave it for about 15 minutes so that it can cool down and then you are all set to enjoy it with your champagne.
Apart from adding to the taste and the fun of any celebration along with the champagne, the purpose of an appetizer is to balance the acidic nature of the champagne and salt does it well.
And if salt can do it well, there could be no doubt about the fact that if preferred, Popcorn can serve as a good appetizer to go along with champagne at your parties.
This can serve as one of the great appetizers to go along with the champagne, provided that they are aptly prepared.
If yes, sushi rolls would definitely contribute to your parties being an absolute success.
And if you have soy sauce to have it with, it’s an absolute pleasure without any doubt.
This is one of my personal favourites as it not only tastes well but also adds a touch of sophistication to the party.
Though some of you might be a bit resistant towards indulging in the seemingly difficult task of making the Sushi rolls.
However, I believe that it’s not as difficult a task as it is generally presumed to be. I’ll just state the process of making it in a few simple steps and I hope that would sort it to an extent.
To begin with, you will need Rice, Sushi grade tuna, Nori sheet, spicy tuna sauce and bamboo mat. Once you have all these items, what you need to do is cook the rice and then spread it over the nori sheet in an even manner.
Once this is done, flip the sheet upside down.
Next step would be to lay all the ingredients on the nori sheet and then roll it over using the bamboo mat. The only point to take care here would be to press it hard enough so that it sticks together and the roll stays first but make sure that it is not too hard either that the ingredients leak from its sides.
If you get the right cheese options, then this is one of the best appetizers to go with champagne. It always works well not just because they are easy to eat but also because they won’t make you full at the parties which is best with champagne and they capture so many flavors in it which makes it even more preferable.
However, it is suggested to not stock the cheese with the ones we use on a day-to-day basis. Try out different flavors of cheese like the parmesan cheese or the goat cheese and many more because variety would definitely add on to the fun at the party.
Hence, the above stated food items can go really well with your champagne as the appetizers and thus, you really don’t have to give up on appetizers because there are too many to choose from.
You can choose anyone or maybe more as per your preferences to add more flavors and colours to your moment of celebration.
And now since the purpose of this article i.e. to state the list of the appetizers which can be paired well with champagne is complete, we finally move towards the conclusion of this article.
Celebration of anything must render anyone beautiful moments to be cherished forever and adding delicious taste and colors to your part would definitely add on to the fun of any party.
Thus, champagne is one of the most popular drinks to be found at almost every party.
However, since Champagne goes really well with appetizers, you must have those too.
And choosing appetizers would by now have been easier for you after going through the list of the appetizers stated in this article.
Thus, choose them wisely as per your preferences and make every moment of your party even more special.
With this I’ll take your leave by wishing you a lot of blissful and colorful moments in life!